Google New unveiled a bunch of new features today including the option to add a section to your news results for local news. Since my local newspapers requires a paid subscription to read their articles online, I love this new option.
Less wonderful is a new feature to see what comments people in the news are making about the news. And as a reminder that privacy is dead, Google has a new feature that will recommend news to you based on your search history.
There are also new options to view the news in the standard way, as images (using an accordion panel to display the links to the articles) or as text only.